OPSEU Diablogue: The end of efficiency – will appropriate care become the new system of rationing hospital services?

The relentless pursuit of efficiency may be coming to an end for Ontario hospitals. Thank goodness. As former OHA chief Tom Closson said today at Longwood’s Breakfast With The Chiefs forum, year after year it gets more difficult for hospital … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Harris had to stop hospital cuts after two years – what about Wynne?

When Health Minister Deb Matthews spoke at the closing of this year’s Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) HealthAchieve, the hall was two-thirds empty. Only two days before there was standing room only for Canadian astronaut Chris Hatfield. Attendance at the final morning … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Hospitals could face higher municipal taxes

Ontario municipalities may have a legitimate beef with the way hospitals pay taxes, but the timing couldn’t be worse. All levels of government appear to be scrambling to make ends meet without having to pass increased costs on to citizens … Continue reading →